Ricardo Abdoel will present at the 3D Printing Event: “Smart Design for Additive Manufacturing and the impact on Engineering Education.” Ricardo is General Manager of the Mechanical Engineering program and General Manager of the 3D print Objexlab of Centre of Expertise High Tech Systems & Materials.
Higher technological standards and the demand for qualitative and qualified better and more complex functional end parts is increasing. Additive Manufacturing as new innovative production technology offers new and challenging possibilities and opportunities. This has a major impact on Engineering Education and the profile for the Engineer of the future. Fontys Objexlab executes applied research and projects together with companies to develop and manage the knowledge and skills on design for AM and material technology. Design and engineering software plays a major role because of the amount of data from different variables and constraints. A new design approach and attitude together with the right tool will help to deliver the engineer of the future!
About Ricardo Abdoel
In 1998 I started my career at Fontys School of Engineering in Eindhoven. As an Engineer I executed different engineering projects for several high tech companies. In 2002 I decided to become a lecturer. During this period I focused on the development of state of the art and up to date educational programs and processes. To keep in touch with the engineering field I contributed to the business development unit of Fontys as an Account Manager. At present I am Dean of the Mechanical Engineering program and General Manager of the 3D print Objexlab of Centre of Expertise High Tech Systems & Materials.
About Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Fontys aspires to be a dynamic source of knowledge, development, innovation and inspiration. The Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a well-known name in education, not only in Holland, but also in many other parts of the world. Fontys is the second largest institute of higher education in Holland. Almost all higher professional education programs at Bachelor’s level that are available in Holland can be followed at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences. With modern and an up to date curriculum facilitated by state of the art labs and a professional workforce we deliver professionals suitable for the job of tomorrow.
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